The Love Of Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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William shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, so it is no wonder he was the author of Romeo and Juliet, one of the best romantic tragedies still popular over 400 years later. The play is set in Fair Verona where initially we learn of the feud between the two wealthiest families of the land, the Montagues and the Capulets. The star crossed lovers met at a party held in the house of Capulet, which Romeo’s friends force him to attend in order to break his infatuation with Rosaline. Juliet of Capulet is unable to publically endorse her feelings for Romeo of Montague because of the rivalry between the houses. The play is a bit misleading early on as it is entitled ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and yet Romeo appears to be under the spell of another Lady, Rosaline. As the play builds we see that the playwright is chasing the idea of Romeo with Rosaline with scenes of which Romeo describing her in a rather saucy way. It is not a common way of writing, however that was not what Shakespeare was about. After ACT II, the play really picks up and begins abiding by the title as Juliet and Romeo meet and fall in love instantly. Does this make the love for Juliet viable? Where did the passion he held so dearly for Rosaline go? Romeo puts his point across plain and simple to Friar Laurence, stating “Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet. As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, and all combined, save what thou must
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